Angas Plains Estate
Large impressive wooden doors make for an intriguing entrance to our warm and welcoming Wine Tasting area. Made with love and craftsmanship, from raw natural materials, blended into a timeless work of art, to be savoured. Delight in the combination of new and old surrounds, enhancing your experience and acting as a symbol of what you can expect while being at Angas Plains Wines Cellar Door. Set amongst the vines with panoramic views across the vineyard to the distant hills. You can taste a range of amazing Angas Plains Estate Langhorne Creek wines showing their authenticity. The wines are all made from grapes off the vineyard and show the quality and varietal characters of the region of Langhorne Creek. It is your choice, taste the light and lively PJ’s Blanc de Blanc first or go straight to one of the many impressive reds.
Located in the heart of the Langhorne Creek wine region, only 45 minutes from Adelaide and just 10 minutes from the lovely historical town of Strathalbyn.
- Angas Plains Estate is a 5 star family winery.
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Practices & Techniques
Each year 25 to 33% of the barrels are replaced to keep the proportion of new oak in the system in balance with the fruit.
For our Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Emily Cross Shiraz, Quintessential and Reserve Shiraz, the finest new barrels are chosen from our range and the wine is left for an extended maturation time of 12 – 18 months dependent on the wine. These wines are produced from parcels of wine that show exceptional qualities to produce in-depth quality and flavour.
Our PJs Shiraz and PJs Cabernet Sauvignon remain in the oak barrels for 12 months, gaining the complexity desired for our finished wines. The wines are carefully monitored through the maturation to ensure the right balance of fruit and oak is achieved to give fruit driven wines with the complexity expected of oak maturation.
These techniques have consistently yielded wines with good palate length, medium alcohol, great berry fruit, medium oak levels and the ability to be cellar aged for those that like to enjoy aging their own wines.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
The value of planting cover crops between the vines, depends on whether you get enough rain. The crop is used as mulch adding goodness to the soil. We have endeavored to set the vineyard up in such a way that we use minimum water and increase the organic matter in the soil, to assist with the reduction of soil moisture by evaporation to ensure the vines are nurtured and grow in balance.
Ideal climate, flavour filled wines….
The great winemaking region of Langhorne Creek is less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Langhorne Creek is traditionally a red wine grape region best known for its full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. We have a surprisingly cool climate that also allows production of exceptionally flavoured white wines.
The original vineyards adjacent to the Bremer River experience natural floods from rain that falls in the Adelaide Hills. The soils are deep alluvial sandy loams. This enables us to grow grapes which can mature to peak fruit ripeness to ensure full flavoured wines can be produced.